We have strived to make this website available to all regardless of individual disability/ability.
However if, as a person with disability, you encounter difficulties, please don't hesitate to contact us and make us aware of the issue. We will endeavour to improve the website to reflect your needs.
Navigation & Navigation Aids
- Primary site navigation is located (site-wide) in the page header area at the top of each page.
- A link to the home page is available at the top and bottom of each page.
- Links fully describes the target.
- Links are written to make sense out of context.
- For users of text only browsers, the ‘skip to content’ link is made visible at the top of each page.
- Forms have their labels explicitly associated with their controls, aiding users of certain screen readers and speech browsers.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. Primary navigation links (sections) on this site use the following access keys:
- Access key s - skip to content
- Access key 0 - Home
- Access key 1 - Ceramics
- Access key 2 - Collector
- Access key 3 - Glass
- Access key 4 - Paintings
- Access key 5 - Artists
- Access key 6 - Payment
- Access key 7 - Contact & Location
- Access key 8 - Accessibility
Depending on the web browser, please use following key combinations to use access keys:
Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts, as shown below:
- Alt + [the accesskey]
- Internet Explorer for Windows
- Chrome for Windows (not that Shift is required in some circumstances
- Safari for Windows
- Shift + Alt + [the accesskey]
- Firefox for Windows
- Ctrl + Option + [the accesskey]
- Safari for Mac
- Chrome for Mac
- Firefox for Mac
How did we choose these keys?
The use of numbered keys and 's' as access keys have been selected based on research done byWATS.ca that shows minimal conflict with browser reserved shortcut keys.
Standards Compliance and Validation
- All pages on this site use HTML5 mark-up, validated using the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) validation service.
- All pages on this site use structured, semantic mark-up. For example, h1, h2 & h2 tags are used to convey document format. h1 tags are used for main titles, h2 tags for subtitles etc.
- All pages on this site use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS2) for presentation, validated using the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) validation service.
- All pages on this site are checked in accordance with DDA, W3C and Section 508 guidelines and adhere/comply to these guidelines as much as possible.
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes where necessary.
- Purely decorative graphics (if any are present) will include a ‘null’ ALT attribute.
- This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable but in a stylistically reduced capacity.
- This site uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers. .
- Foreground and background colours have been used that provide a good level of contrast and are therefore easy to read. Throughout the site, colour is never used as the only way to convey information.